May weather forecast and climate
Paramaribo, Suriname

Buildings in the historic city of Paramaribo in Suriname, with beautiful trees in the background
Buildings in the historic city of Paramaribo in Suriname, with beautiful trees in the background
The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Paramaribo, Suriname, with temperature in the range of an average low of 24.7°C (76.5°F) and an average high of 29°C (84.2°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature remains the same as in April - a still warm 29°C (84.2°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 24.7°C (76.5°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a torrid 35.6°C (96.1°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing), and activity. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

May and June, with an average relative humidity of 84%, are most humid months.

Rainfall

May is the month with the most rainfall in Paramaribo. Rain falls for 28.1 days and accumulates 156mm (6.14") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature is 27.8°C (82°F).
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 7.1h.

UV index

January, April, May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in May in Paramaribo?

In May, the average high-temperature is 29°C (84.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.7°C (76.5°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), that represents influence of the relative humidity to air temperaure, is calculated to 35.6°C (96.1°F).

What is the most humid month in Paramaribo?

Months with the highest humidity in Paramaribo, Suriname, are May and June, with an average relative humidity of 84%.

What is the average humidity in May in Paramaribo?

The average relative humidity in May in Paramaribo, Suriname, is 84%.

How many days does it rain in May in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, Suriname, in May, during 28.1 rainfall days, 156mm (6.14") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the wettest month in Paramaribo?

The month with the most rainfall in Paramaribo, Suriname, is May when the rain falls for 28.1 days and typically aggregates up to 156mm (6.14") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in May in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, in May, the average water temperature is 27.8°C (82°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the average length of the day in May in Paramaribo?

The average length of the day in May in Paramaribo is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Paramaribo have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Paramaribo, Suriname, is 7.1h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo?

Months with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo, Suriname, are January, April, May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in May in Paramaribo?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Paramaribo, Suriname, is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average high temperature in May: 29°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (31.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (28.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24.7°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are October and November (24.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.8°C).

Average pressure in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average pressure in May: 1012.2mbar

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are June and July (1012.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1009.4mbar).

Average wind speed in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average wind speed in May: 13.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (14.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (10.4km/h).

Average humidity in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average humidity in May: 84%

Months with the highest relative humidity are May and June (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are September and October (77%).

Average rainfall in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average rainfall in May: 156mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (156mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (34mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average rainfall days in May: 28.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (28.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (13.5 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average sea temperature in May: 27.8°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July, August and September (28.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.8°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.1h

The month with the most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and April (Average sunshine: 6.7).

Average sunshine days in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average sunshine days in May: 1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (14 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are February and May (1 days).

Average UV index in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, April, May and December (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average cloud cover in May: 49

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 51).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 21).

Average visibility in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).